Alvíss puts a ring around the arm of Þrúðr, by Lorenz Frølich.

Alvíss ("All-Wise") was a dwarf in Norse mythology.

Þórr's daughter, Þrúðr, was promised in marriage to Alvíss. Thor was unhappy with the match however, so he devised a plan. He told Alvíss that, because of his small height, he had to prove his wisdom. Alvíss agreed, but Þórr made his tests last until dawn, when Alvíss, because he was a dwarf, was turned to stone on being exposed to the sunlight.

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See also

  • Alvíssmál, the poem containing most of the information on Alvíss.
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